Last year 1300 children took part in the Bee Scene survey to assess whether their green space was not good, good or very good for bees and uploaded their results onto the Wild About Plants website.
The 2012 survey which runs between April and August is now underway and many schools have already received their survey stickers, ID guides and survey sheets. We want as many children as possible to get involved in this wonderful outdoor learning activity and would be grateful if you could pass this information on to your contacts.
One teacher who has already submitted her school’s results online had this to say about the experience, “Thanks so much for the wonderful resources. The head teacher was amazed at the number of flowers we had (in a very urban setting) and will be highlighting the survey in this afternoon’s assembly. I plan to survey the school grounds with the children once a month so we can look for changes.”
All survey materials including the Bee Scene application form, the April Bee Scene newsletter and an education pack full of activity ideas to support the survey are available at www.wildaboutplants.org.uk/beescene
More information available from Rachel Jones Wild About Plants Project Manager Direct number 01722 342740 (Mon-Tues) 01823 698 925 (Wed-Fri) 07786573853 e: Rachel.Jones@plantlife.org.uk